Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Dragon's Loyalty Award- And the Nominees Are....

Ladies and Gentlemen, once again I have the tremendous honor of being nominated for the Dragon's Loyalty Award by the extremely talented author, Melissa Janda! Thank you, Melissa! I'm so excited to be chosen as a nominee for another award. It's an unbelievable honor, which I cherish, more than I can say.


  • Display the Award Certificate on your website.
  • Announce your win with a written post and link to whoever presented your award.
  • Present the award to 7 deserving bloggers.
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have nominated them in the post.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself
  • If you don’t have a blog but have a website, Facebook, or Twitter or other type account, post there with a link back.
Seven more things about me:
I hope this isn't making you bleary-eyed already. My apologies if it is.
  1. My mom nearly named me Heather, but someone thought she said " Feather," so that plan ended abruptly.
  2. I love horse racing. I can't remember ever missing one of the major races on TV. This year, one of my co-favorites won the Kentucky Derby! My sister, Holly, has picked the winner for the previous two Kentucky Derby races.
  3. I'm a devoted baseball fan, especially the Yankees. My grandma was also a huge baseball fan, so I might have inherited it from her.
  4. Our riding school, Sweetbrier, was named for the rare Sweetbrier Roses. When the house was first built (1893) people came from far and near to admire the flowers.
  5. I was really shy in school. But the positive side was that I won an award for being the quietest on Ash Wednesday.
  6. I didn't start walking until I was almost 4 years old, but I spoke in full sentences at less than one year. My mom said my first words were: " I want that!"
  7. When I was a little girl, I talked to my ponies and thought they understood everything. I used to bribe my first pony with sugar cubes, but he did what he wanted, regardless.
And the Nominees Are:

  1. Maria Dunn-www.delightinspiredliving.com
  2. C. Lee McKenzie-http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2809083.C_Lee_McKenzie/blog
  3. Carol Kilgore-www.underthetikihut.blogspot.com
  4. Jeanette Andersen-www.jeanetteandersen.blogspot.com
  5. Julie Flanders-www.julieflanders.blogspot.com
  6. Angela Jordan-www.Inspire1life.com
  7. Kevin Hanrahan-www.khanrahan.blogspot.com
I realize that some of you may be too busy to participate, but I wanted to recognize your talents, regardless. I admire all of you for you abilities and dedication.


  1. Thanks again, Deanie. I appreciate your kind words and thoughtfulness. Again, it may be awhile before I pull it all together, but I appreciate you including me in the award recognition. God bless, Maria

    1. You're very welcome, Maria. I understand that it takes time to prepare the award announcement and nominees. I'm always glad to tell people about your talents. Thanks for the good wishes, as well.

  2. I'm waaay behind and getting behinder. So sorry I haven't been here sooner, but I was over the top with the AtoZ and life. I still have two awards to deal with, so I'll do my best with this one, but since I'm taking a break this month it will be this summer.

    Thanks so much for your nomination. I really do appreciate it, and I'll be sure to follow through.

  3. You're welcome. I realize you're busy so take your time with it. Have fun and thank you for stopping by. Best wishes, always.

  4. Thank you so much for nominating me, Deanie! I haven't seen this award before, but I love dragons so it's perfect for me. I enjoyed reading your post and will look forward to following up with my own award post. Thanks again!!

  5. You're welcome, Julie! It's so nice that I chose the Dragon Loyalty award for you and you love dragons! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I've certainly enjoyed reading yours.

  6. lol "I want that"... you clever girl!
    And YES, go Yankees! :)

  7. I must have been a focused little kid! And you get tons of extra points for being a Yankee fan , S. K.! Thanks for stopping by to comment. Have a lovely day.

  8. So nice to come across a fellow Yankees fan!

    There are so few of us here :D

  9. Oh, thank you, Samantha! So nice to meet you. We Yankee fans should stick together.

  10. thank you Danie. You are such a sweetie pie.

  11. You're so welcome, Jeanette! I love giving you special little surprises. Thank you for the kind words.

  12. No surprises that you love horse racing! Guess what? You are the winner of That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN! Congratulations! Send me an email at sherry.ellis@cinci.rr.com with your address, and I'll get it out to you!

  13. Oh, thank you, Sherry! That's so exciting. I loved your other book, That Mama is a Grouch! I"ll email my address to you.

  14. I'm a huge Dragon fan, so this is a super award to be nominated for. I'm a little late because I've been down with some dreaded bug. Glad I could at least stop by and say thanks!

  15. Oh, I'm glad you're feeling better, C. Lee. Those nasty bugs are horrible. But happy also that you like Dragons so I chose exactly the right award for you! Best wishes and thank you for stopping by.